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A Service-Oriented Negotiation Model between Autonomous Agents [chapter]

Carles Sierra, Peyman Faratin, Nick R. Jennings
1999 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
We present a formal model of negotiation between autonomous agents. The purpose of the negotiation is to reach an agreement about the provision of a service by one agent for another.  ...  The model defines a range of strategies and tactics that agents can employ to generate initial offers, evaluate proposals and offer counter proposals.  ...  Moreover, it is believed that these characteristics are common to a wide range of service oriented negotiations between autonomous agents.  ... 
doi:10.1007/10703260_12 fatcat:podhk62l6nejtmcshjpu6zb5fm

A service-oriented negotiation model between autonomous agents [chapter]

Carles Sierra, Peyman Faratin, Nick R. Jennings
1997 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
We present a formal model of negotiation between autonomous agents. The purpose of the negotiation is to reach an agreement about the provision of a service by one agent for another.  ...  The model defines a range of strategies and tactics that agents can employ to generate initial offers, evaluate proposals and offer counter proposals.  ...  Moreover, it is believed that these characteristics are common to a wide range of service oriented negotiations between autonomous agents.  ... 
doi:10.1007/3-540-63077-5_23 fatcat:s5scv7stnfakhem3kgev26ruxe

Agents and Service-Oriented Computing for Autonomic Computing: A Research Agenda

Frances M.T. Brazier, Jeffrey O. Kephart, H. Van Dyke Parunak, Michael N. Huhns
2009 IEEE Internet Computing  
Self-management, an important element of autonomic computing, is also characteristic of single and multiagent systems, as well as systems based on service-oriented architectures.  ...  B r i a n B l a ke • mb7@c se . nd .e du Autonomic computing is the solution proposed to cope with the complexity of today's computing environments.  ...  These and other connections between service-oriented and agent-oriented computing have been noted and discussed previously, 5 and we must capitalize on these insights.  ... 
doi:10.1109/mic.2009.51 fatcat:jvs2nhykhjdl7hmgldwz52cl2e

WS-agreement based resource negotiation in AgentScape

M. A. Oey, R. J. Timmer, D. G. A. Mobach, B. J. Overeinder, F. M. T. Brazier
2007 Proceedings of the 6th international joint conference on Autonomous agents and multiagent systems - AAMAS '07  
This demo illustrates how agents can negotiate terms and conditions of resource access with one or more mediators representing virtual organizations of autonomous hosts, before migrating to a new location  ...  Time-limited resource contracts are the result: contracts between agents and mediators, and contracts between mediators and hosts.  ...  In our negotiation model, hosts (H) are autonomous entities that provide resources (R) to agents (A) under specific usage and access policies. Hosts are aggregated into virtual domains.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1329125.1329448 dblp:conf/atal/OeyTMOB07 fatcat:uw2uj5yszjbflpfaoon7g6szxq

Agent-Based Computing [chapter]

Nicholas R. Jennings
2002 IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology  
In particular, it will be argued that the development of robust and scalable software systems requires autonomous agents that can complete their objectives while situated in a dynamic and uncertain environment  ...  Yet, to date, there has been little systematic analysis of what makes the agent-based approach such an appealing and powerful computational model.  ...  problem space of a complex system; • show that the key abstractions of the agent-oriented mindset are a natural means of modelling complex systems; and • show that the agent-oriented philosophy for modelling  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-35602-0_3 fatcat:barxgvuznvdxjnabba6xypmf7u

An agent-based approach for building complex software systems

Nicholas R. Jennings
2001 Communications of the ACM  
; • Show that the key abstractions of the agent-oriented mindset are a natural means of modeling complex systems; and • Show that the agent-oriented philosophy for modeling and managing organizational  ...  The key abstraction models that define the agent-oriented mindset are agents, interactions, and organizations.  ... 
doi:10.1145/367211.367250 fatcat:tv4feq3a7rct7bhcl5n76pjr5i

Towards a taxonomy of adaptive agent-based collaboration patterns for autonomic service ensembles

Giacomo Cabri, Mariachiara Puviani, Franco Zambonelli
2011 2011 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS)  
of autonomic service ensembles.  ...  In this paper, to analyze adaptive collaboration patterns in agent-based terms, we would like to introduce a taxonomy of adaptive agent-based collaboration patterns, for their exploitation in the area  ...  between agents.  ... 
doi:10.1109/cts.2011.5928730 dblp:conf/cts/CabriPZ11 fatcat:myyvuusb7zdltbatvixh5chnxq

Fuzzy Service Quality Review in Service Oriented Architectures

S. Schmidt, R. Steele, T. Dillon, E. Chang
2006 2006 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems  
We propose a fuzzy logic-based model for the review of service fulfilment after a business interaction and demonstrate its functionalities in an exemplary application.  ...  The benefits of Service Oriented Architectures (SOAs) start to be recognized and implemented across distributed enterprise businesses.  ...  An autonomous agent requires a comprehensive mechanism to determine the quality of a completed business interaction in a Service Oriented Environment.  ... 
doi:10.1109/fuzzy.2006.1682012 dblp:conf/fuzzIEEE/SchmidtSDC06 fatcat:szrgs23xsfg4df2e5s4oriilem

Service-Oriented Agents for Collaborative Industrial Automation and Production Systems [chapter]

J. Marco Mendes, Paulo Leitão, Francisco Restivo, Armando W. Colombo
2009 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Service-oriented Multi-Agent Systems (SoMAS) is an approach to combine the fundamental characteristics of service-oriented and multi-agent methods into a new platform for industrial automation.  ...  This observation motivated a research in the field of integrating multi-agent and service-oriented systems.  ...  Acknowledgments The authors would like to thank the European Commission and the partners of the EU IST FP6 project "Service-Oriented Cross-layer infrastructure for Distributed smart Embedded devices" (  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-03668-2_2 fatcat:uvocvpapffbiziaitrhp5v4gbm

Rudder: An agent-based infrastructure for autonomic composition of grid applications

Zhen Li, Manish Parashar
2005 Multiagent and Grid Systems  
This paper describes Rudder, a decentralized agent-based infrastructure for supporting the autonomic composition of Grid applications.  ...  It also implements agent interaction and negotiation protocols to enable appropriate application behaviors to be dynamically negotiated and enacted.  ...  The agent framework provides agents that enact a workflow-based composition model in a dynamic and negotiated manner.  ... 
doi:10.3233/mgs-2005-1304 fatcat:pupvg22x4bfe7bd2oec44pkc7m

Achieving the Promise of Reuse with Agent Components [chapter]

Martin L. Griss, Robert R. Kessler
2003 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Whether built on conventional distributed computing and application management platforms, on a specialized agent platform, on web service technology or within a P2P infrastructure, agents are a good match  ...  for independent development, for scalable and robust systems and dynamic evolution of features, and for autonomic self-managing systems.  ...  We expect UML, AUML, and workflow techniques to play a large role in the definition, generation and execution of choreographed multi-agent interactions.  ... 
doi:10.1007/3-540-35828-5_9 fatcat:iyvh4c4cbjeopim4oop4knkfle

An Extensible Framework for Dynamic Market-Based Service Selection and Business Process Execution [chapter]

Ante Vilenica, Kristof Hamann, Winfried Lamersdorf, Jan Sudeikat, Wolfgang Renz
2011 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In addition, the implementation of the negotiation framework includes a simulation component which offers convenient means to study the outcome of different settings of the business environment a priori  ...  Its technical basis are augmented, reusable and highly autonomous service components that can be tailored towards the specific needs of each business process.  ...  with autonomous and proactive management components (agents).  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-21387-8_12 fatcat:koojefwrbrfcbnao6lp7bydkvu

Introduction to the special issue

Paolo Petta, Andrea Omicini, Terry Payne, Peter McBurney
2007 ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems  
How such provision should be negotiated between machines connected across distributed systems, such as those of Grid networks, is the subject of the second article, "A Framework for Web Service Negotiation  ...  These authors apply recent work in multi-agent negotiation techniques to facilitate dynamic negotiation for resources in Grid networks, and describe a web services development of the Contract Net protocol  ... 
doi:10.1145/1293731.1293732 fatcat:rycndn4llbdixp5yneshcthp3u

Multi Agent Systems for Multi Enterprise Scheduling [chapter]

Dieter Spath, Gisela Lanza, Markus Herm
2002 IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology  
The Organization units are identified in an Organizational and Resource Model. In the concept they are represented through Multi Agents, namely the Activity Agent and the Resource Agent.  ...  In the following article, the activity model presents the connections and logical sequence of the activities within the company overlapping business processes.  ...  An uncomplicated adaptability at structural changes is achieved through the autonomous negotiation of the multi agents. Moreover a parallel scheduling is possible on distributed systems.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-35492-7_43 fatcat:n2lhwif2tvgznbawauy2moqcbu

Designing and implementing a multi-agent architecture for business process management [chapter]

Timothy J. Norman, Nick R. Jennings, Peyman Faratin, E. H. Mamdani
1997 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper presents a general multi-agent architecture for the management of business processes, and an agent design that has been implemented within such a system.  ...  The autonomy of the agents involved in the system is considered paramount. Therefore, for agents to agree on the distribution of problem solving effort within the system they must negotiate.  ...  Agents negotiate over the contents of an SLA, and if the agents involved in negotiation agree on a final SLA this represents a binding contract between these agents.  ... 
doi:10.1007/bfb0013591 fatcat:7oiwij7nqffinad4h35uvhj2fy
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